Doctors serving at Manipal Teaching Hospital in Pokhara again started strike from Sunday saying that their demands were not fulfilled. The doctors who have been demanding facilities on par with Indian doctors working in the same hospital, have brought the treatment services except emergency service to a indefinite halt.
The protesting doctors said they launched strike after the hospital management didn't pay heed to their genuine demands which they have been raising for one year.
A large number of patients had returned from the hospital without treatment due to the strike on Sunday.
Nepali doctors have been saying that they have been given less remuneration compared to their Indian colleagues.
They have also accused the hospital management of not treating equally since the establishment of the hospital.
According to them, also the facilities under various category given to Nepali medics is far too less when compared to the Indian doctors.
In September last year, the doctors had launched similar strike which was letter called off following hospital management's commitment to fulfill their demands.
In 2007 also, the hospital had seen similar disputes between Nepali and Indian nurses which was later resolved by the management with an increase in the facility for the Nepali nurses. nepalnews.com